H.R. 2413, Weather Forecasting Improvement Act of 2014

Cost Estimate
March 27, 2014

As revised and posted on the website of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on March 24, 2014.

H.R. 2413 would authorize appropriations totaling $360 million over the 2015-2017 period for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve forecasting of severe weather events. The bill also would authorize NOAA to carry out various other activities related to weather forecasting and research.

Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would cost $356 million over the 2015-2019 period. Enacting H.R. 2413 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 2413 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.